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Re: Nebula Compressors

Post by lipa » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:39 pm

awesome tips!.. thanks Biomuse! Just one more thing.. when pairing nebula with Henry's Mojo libraries one need to apply actual algo compression with these nebula presets.. not only transient control..
Also.. I was thinking how not to overcolor tracks using a compressor that already has transformer and tube stages simulation (I guess IK traks compressors have these stages simulated already) and stacking it with nebula colors..

Some of them have switches (molot can have saturation totally switched off), waves compressors have only "power supply" simulation switch (which adds noise and hum) but still the tube and transformers coloration stays..

So maybe it's better to pair it with totally clean compressor algorithms? rea comp (which very acts nice in 64x oversampling), free antress plugin set (i'm not sure if they are so clean)? any more suggestions? ;)

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Re: Nebula Compressors

Post by biomuse » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:04 am

Yes, Henry's Mojo series is hi-res harmonic distortion from dynamics processors, but with no dynamics.

If you're restricted to clean donationware compressors, other than vladg's stuff (Molot, Limiter No 6) there's also Slim Slow Slider's C3 multiband compressor and MeldaProduction's MCompressor.

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Re: Nebula Compressors

Post by lipa » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:42 am

no Im not restricted financially so much.. rather I was looking for suggestion what algo compressors could offer nice compression characteristics, knees, curves and be responsive (have oversampling preferably) and NOT have simulation of tube, transformer input/output stages so we could use nebula for that and not make tracks overcolored ;)

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Re: Nebula Compressors

Post by mathias » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:21 am

for transparent compression of the highest quality i still love my psp mastercomp. it has oversampling and not too many choices and does a really great job. i use it often together with nebula.
if you want a lot of options, curves, etc. i would go for dmg audios "compassion". it has all you can dream of a compressor could give you and some more ... :D

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Re: Nebula Compressors

Post by lipa » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:31 am

thanks for tips.. a lightning just struck me.. how could I forget about these excelent compressors: klanghelm DC8C and PSP Oldtimer - both with saturation off switch and dc8c having lots of different characters and oversampling (oldtimer has fixed oversampling in detector signal path as far as I remember).. 8-)

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Re: Nebula Compressors

Post by cehas » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:20 pm

I remember this thread from GS where they compared several VST compressors in terms of aliasing.. PSP Oldtimer was the most transparent. Also, oversampling becomes useless when working with higher sample rates.

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Re: Nebula Compressors

Post by richie43 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:23 pm

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Re: Nebula Compressors

Post by souljah » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:59 pm

cehas wrote:I remember this thread from GS where they compared several VST compressors in terms of aliasing.. PSP Oldtimer was the most transparent. Also, oversampling becomes useless when working with higher sample rates.

Yes it was at the begging of this monstrous thread, i went through it :geek: ...so old timer was good only with slow attack and longer realeas times, when pushed it was quite bad. Glue got really good after some updates also oversampling. Im saving for distressor for this extreme settings. But will get nebula comps for colour and bus work. Great thread!

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